Answering America’s top five questions about Social Security

Americans want to know how to get the most from their Social Security benefits, and they have posed more than 11,000 questions to AARP over the years.

The group of more than 37 million people age 50 and older has been collecting these queries – and answers to them – in an online searchable database launched eight months ago.

The list of most frequently asked questions offers insight about the Social Security issues that matter most to older Americans. The most popular questions run the gamut from taxation of benefits to the consequences of filing early.

My Reuters Money column today serves up AARP’s top five questions and my own answers, including guidance from the organization and other Social Security experts.